Playtime / TETRARC

01:00 - 6 April, 2012
Playtime / TETRARC, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nantes, France
  • Design Team

    Michel Bertreux, Patrick Moreuil, Daniel Caud, Louise Follin, Frédérique Raynal
  • Client

    Lamotte Construction, IRSS
  • Total Building Cost

    8.2 M€ TTC
  • Area

    3800.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +26

Glacial Water Botteling Plant / Panorama Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 April, 2012
Glacial Water Botteling Plant / Panorama Arquitectos, © Cristobal Valdes
© Cristobal Valdes
  • Architects

  • Location

    Longitudinal Austral, Cisnes, Aisén Region, Chile
  • Architects

    Panorama - Nicolas Valdes Rojic Constanza, Hagemann Muñoz
  • Construction

    2011
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Cristobal Valdes © Cristobal Valdes © Cristobal Valdes © Cristobal Valdes +21

Ice Rink In Bern / Ipas Architects

01:00 - 6 April, 2012
Ice Rink In Bern / Ipas Architects, Courtesy of Ipas Architects
Courtesy of Ipas Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bern, Switzerland
  • Architects

    Ipas Architects / Architekten Schwaar & Partner AG
  • Design Team

    Michel Egger, Eric Ott, Salvatore Chillari, Delphine Jeanneret-Gris, Gilles Batista, Michael Desaules
  • Contractor

    HRS Real Estate AG
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ipas Architects

Courtesy of Ipas Architects Courtesy of Ipas Architects Courtesy of Ipas Architects Courtesy of Ipas Architects +24

3x9 House / a21 studio

01:00 - 6 April, 2012
3x9 House / a21 studio, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Architects

    a21 studio - Hiệp Hòa Nguyễn, Nhơn Quí Nguyễn
  • Area

    27.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +18

Denimdenim / Word of Mouth Architecture

01:00 - 6 April, 2012
Denimdenim / Word of Mouth Architecture, © Moch Sulthonn + Word of Mouth Architecture
© Moch Sulthonn + Word of Mouth Architecture

© Moch Sulthonn + Word of Mouth Architecture © Moch Sulthonn + Word of Mouth Architecture © Moch Sulthonn + Word of Mouth Architecture © Moch Sulthonn + Word of Mouth Architecture +16

Independencia Public Library / Marsino Arquitectos Asociados

01:00 - 6 April, 2012
Independencia Public Library / Marsino Arquitectos Asociados, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld
  • Architects

  • Location

    Profesor Alberto Zañartu 1185, Independencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architects

    Marsino Arquitectos Asociados
  • Project Architects

    Jorge Marsino P., María Inés Buzzoni G., Diego Achurra Q., Claudio Santander L.
  • Design Team

    Camila Perez A., Fernando Tocornal C., Alfonso Kunstmann M.
  • Structural Engineering

    Claudio Hinojosa Torra
  • Budget

    $ 594,33,.419 CLP / U$ 1,188,665
  • Client

    Independencia Municipality
  • Contractor

    Constructora Sinamaika Ltda
  • Area

    1091.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld +27

THE SHARE / ReBITA

01:00 - 6 April, 2012
THE SHARE / ReBITA, © ReBITA
© ReBITA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects

    ReBITA - Tsukasa Ono (ReBITA), Kento Horiuchi (Zycc), Kenji Hashimoto (Zycc)
  • Planning & Constructor

    Zycc corporation, Satohide corporation
  • Area

    3155.46 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© ReBITA © ReBITA © ReBITA © ReBITA +40

SANDWORM / Marco Casagrande

01:00 - 6 April, 2012
SANDWORM / Marco Casagrande, © Nikita Wu
© Nikita Wu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wenduine, Belgium
  • Project Manager

     Nikita Wu / C-LAB
  • Organizer

     Beaufort 04 Triennial of Contemporary Art
  • Willow Experts

     Karol Jaworski, Pawel
  • Beaufort Specialists

     Santiago De Waele, Karl Van Kelst
  • Materials

    Willow, Sand
  • Beaufort Triennial Curator

    Jonas Vandeghinste
  • Casagrande Laboratory for Cicada

    Jan Luksik, Jan Tyrpekl, Lukas Landa, Zuzana Hanuskova
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    0
  • Photographs

© Nikita Wu © Nikita Wu © Nikita Wu © Nikita Wu +23

'LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition' Exhibition

23:00 - 5 April, 2012
Courtesy of Adam Reed Tucker
Courtesy of Adam Reed Tucker

Three companies demonstrated their commitment to the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. by recreating significant works in LEGO® bricks in the spirit of the Museum’s current and landmark exhibition LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition. These three new models, containing more than 77,000 LEGO® bricks join the gallery already showcasing LEGO® models of 15 of the world’s most iconic buildings.

The original 15 were created by LEGO® certified professional Adam Reed Tucker, one of only 11 LEGO® certified professionals in the world. The Museum’s LEGO® Architecture exhibition is among the most popular in Museum history and has had more than 214,000 visitors since it opened in July 2010 and will be exhibited until September 3, 2012. More information on the exhibition after the break.

Demolishing Freeways and Reviving American Cities

18:54 - 5 April, 2012
San Francisco Embarcadero © Russell Mondy
San Francisco Embarcadero © Russell Mondy

As cities grapple with budget cuts and rising infrastructure costs, the value of removing costly freeways has been gaining more attention. Boulevard conversions are now being considered as a cost-effective, practical alternative to rebuilding expensive expressways. At first, most residents gasp at the thought of removing their local freeway and for good reason; it seems counterintuitive. Nobody likes it when their drive home is prolonged due to heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic, so we should make our freeways wider! Not tear them down…right?

John Norquist, former Mayor of Milwaukee (1988-2004), current CEO of the Congress for New Urbanism and author of The Wealth of Cities, was recently interviewed by Next American City to discuss highway removal and “our congestion obsession”. Norquist’s best known achievement as Mayor of Milwaukee was demolishing the Park East Freeway – 1960s-era expressway that restricted access to the city’s downtown.

Continue reading after the break for more on this subject and to view the top twelve freeways pending their demise.

Video: Panel Discussion on Filming Architecture

15:00 - 5 April, 2012

Imagine Jeanne Gang’s Starlight Theater. You are standing under the origami-shaped roof as it begins to open like petals on a flower. One moment you are sheltered by a heavy metal roof and the next you are staring up at the blue sky. Many expect architectural filmmakers have the goal of recreating architectural experiences such as these, however architectural filmmaker Red Mike disagrees. He believes film is not meant to compete with the actually experience of architecture, but rather “help communicate architecture for the betterment of architecture.”

Phoenix Children's Hospital / HKS Architects

13:00 - 5 April, 2012
Courtesy of HKS Architects
Courtesy of HKS Architects

Arizona’s Phoenix Children’s Hospital, designed and renovated by HKS Architects, is an 11-story tower facility that is one of the largest pediatric campuses in the country.  The building is part of a larger campus and a part of Phoenix’s community, which was a factor in determining the aesthetics of the new architecture.  The design team was challenged to enhance the campus, improving upon its existing planning and flexibility, and staying true to the facility’s vision of providing children’s care in a comfortable atmosphere.

More on this project after the break.

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Architectural Photographers: Christian Richters

12:00 - 5 April, 2012
© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

Born in Munster – Germany and now based in Berlin, Christian Richters‘ working area is currently all over Europe, the USA and Asia, shooting projects for some renown architects like Bernard TschumiToyo ItoZaha HadidUN Studio and David Chipperfield among others. He studied design and photography at the Folkwang Art School in Essen, but it was architecture that finally drove his career to the next level… And we are very lucky for that. He now works with VIEW Pictures, where you can check out his extensive portfolio of amazing architecture.

1. When and how did you start photographing architecture?

I have always been photographing – it started as a hobby when I was a young boy, and already then it was buildings, streets, industrial sites, ships which fascinated me.

After finishing my studies at Folkwang Art School in Essen, Germany, I initially mainly photographed historic architecture for books and magazines. In the early 1990s there was a shift towards contemporary architecture, and more and more architects were becoming my clients. This is what I am focussed on today, but I still maintain working on long-term historic projects for book publishers or NGOs.

New Finnish Architecture - The New Generation / Newly Dawn – Emerging Finnish Architects

11:00 - 5 April, 2012
Courtesy of Newly Dawn – Emerging Finnish Architects
Courtesy of Newly Dawn – Emerging Finnish Architects

New Finnish Architecture – The New Generation, taking place April 20-21 in New York, will include two events on young architects & architecture practices by Newly Dawn – Emerging Finnish Architects. The events introduce the most interesting young, up-and-coming Finnish architects and their latest projects, visions and ways of working. Social interaction, pleasant user experience and transparency have appeared as key elements in emerging Finnish architectural offices. The architects Janne Teräsvirta (ALA Architects), Anu Puustinen (Avanto Architects), Mikko Summanen (K2S Architects) and Tuomas Toivonen (NOW for Architecture and Urbanism) will offer a fresh look into some of their upcoming projects and the latest developments in Finnish architecture. More information on the events after the break.

theCharrette / Tulane School of Architecture

07:00 - 5 April, 2012
Courtesy of Tulane School of Architecture
Courtesy of Tulane School of Architecture

theCharrette, an architecture and design publication written and produced by students at the Tulane School of Architecture, focuses on the power of journalism to expose and investigate themes, trends, and subtleties in an interdisciplinary context both within the city of New Orleans and at a larger international scale. You can check out their publication here, and look forward to a larger complimentary issue coming in May as well.

Skanska: Bridging Prague International Design Competition

04:00 - 5 April, 2012
Courtesy of Skanska
Courtesy of Skanska

The Skanska: Bridging Prague International Design Competition, announced by reSITE Festival, ARCHIP (Architectural Institute in Prague) and Skanska, seeks to find new conceptions and proposals for the River Vltava, in Prague, Czech Republic. The scope of the competition is the Vltava riverbank and its immediate context from Libensky Most (Bridge) to the north to Zeleznicni most (Railway Bridge) to the south. This section of the river has really various character and quality on both riverbanks, which gives competitors a chance to select and work on a wide scope of places and areas. The proposals should use existing potential of the Vltava river, define its connection with the city – and lead to creation of attractive public spaces of adequate scale, living by a variety of activities. More information on the competition after the break.

Villa S / buerger katsota architects

01:00 - 5 April, 2012
Villa S / buerger katsota architects, © Jürgen Hammerschmied
© Jürgen Hammerschmied
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hietzing, Vienna, Austria
  • Architects

    buerger katsota architects
  • Design Team

    Stephan Buerger, Dimitra Katsota, Tassos Govatsos
  • Area

    650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Jürgen Hammerschmied © Jürgen Hammerschmied © Jürgen Hammerschmied © Jürgen Hammerschmied +22

Fukoku Tower / Dominique Perrault

01:00 - 5 April, 2012
Fukoku Tower / Dominique Perrault, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Japan
  • Associated Architect

    Shimizu Corporation Architects & Engineers
  • Engineering

    Shimizu Corporation Architects & Engineers
  • Client

    Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Development Director

    Mitsubishi Estate Group
  • Site Area

    3.900 sqm
  • Built Area

    68.500 sqm (including car park)
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +24